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Wayuu Mochila Bag | Large Tapizada | Handmade in Colombia | Red Brown Flowers

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If you love handmade unique accessories then this beautiful lined punch needle (tapizada) Wayuu mochila bag is for you. Crafted by indigenous artisans of the Wayuu Tribe in Colombia, this bag recreates with intricate patterns the life and beliefs of this culture. Each bag is crocheted with precision and durability by a single member of the community.

The creation and meaning of each bag have been passed through many generations. This bag is versatile, fashionable, trendy and great for any occasion.

The tapizada bag is made using the punch needle embroidery technique, resulting in stunning textile art. A unique bag that originates on the Northeast most tip of La Guajira Peninsula in Colombia called “Punta Gallinas”. Unlike the rest of the peninsula and its vast, untamed desert, this specific area has a fertile and rich land. The imagery on each bag represents such diversity in flora and fauna.

Through the motifs, the Wayuu weavers share their cosmological view of the universe and their traditions.

Width: 13 inches
Height: 12 inches
Strap: 20 inches drop

*There might be a slight change in actual size due to the artisanal nature of these bags.